Jeep's smallest car will look to improve a few weak spots.
A lot of people laughed when Jeep announced that it would sell a compact crossover that was based on the Fiat 500L and built in Italy. People were even more surprised when Jeep announced intentions to build something even smaller than the Renegade. The Renegade may not be what most people associate with the Jeep brand, but found out that this little crossover still has off-road credibility. Jeep is set to refresh this car in 2018 and Autocar has some details about what we can expect from the facelift.
Based on some leaked images that we have seen already, the changes to the refreshed Renegade won't be as significant as what we saw on the Cherokee. The front fascia will include new LED daytime running lights and the interior will be improved with a larger infotainment screen replacing the current 6.5-inch unit. These are the changes that can currently be confirmed about the new Renegade, but the biggest change may be coming under the hood. Jeep has confirmed that there will eventually be a 2.0-liter turbocharged model with a 48V mild-hybrid system of every car in its lineup.
The Renegade is currently only available with a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a normally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Jeep says that the refreshed Renegade should go on sale this September after a motor show debut some time in the middle of the year. Prices will go up slightly, but Jeep thinks that the Renegade will continue to help the brand sell in Europe.